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Old 02-12-2014, 01:45 PM
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When switching between the 2 /4 wheel drive...
What are the rules/instructions.
I don't want to me anything up. I know low and locker must be in neutral but how fast can you be traveling to switch it into auto or high??
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First, you should read your owners manual. Put it next to the toilet, hehe. I believe 55 mph between 2 hi and 4hi, I've done it higher, no problem. If you ar driving and it starts raining like hell, or road conditions get bad in a hurry.
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OK, thanks. ya I know I have to read it. was just curious while I was at work. haha and ya good bowl reading material
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You have a 2013 and live in a winter climate and you just wondering now...
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Hydrex, you use 4wd in the rain?
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Hydrex, you use 4wd in the rain?
I run my trucks in 4WD sometimes when it rains because I don't go off road so it's the only time I can without chatter. Most of my 4WD truck manuals said it's a good idea to run in 4WD once a month.
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I know a LOT of people with 4x4 vehicles and the only people that have had problems with theirs are the ones that don't regularly engage the front axles from time to time. You know, the one that goes for 3 or 4 years without ever using it and finally gets into a situation where they NEED it...and it fails...well, what did you expect? I don't know anyone that's worn out a transfer case...but I'm sure there is one out there.
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Well, my 4x4 is going to get a workout today. We're getting slammed with snow and it's supposed to followed with ice.Anyway, I agree about engaging your four wheel drive periodically for the health of the system. I believe that "use it or lose it" is very appropriate.
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I just got the truck days ago.
I didn't have time to read the whole manual yet.
And we are getting a huge storm so I figured you guys could save me a minute is why I asked.
And maybe 4 auto for the rain?
I wonder if 4 auto for snow would be consonantly kicking in
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I just got the truck days ago.
I didn't have time to read the whole manual yet.
And we are getting a huge storm so I figured you guys could save me a minute is why I asked.
And maybe 4 auto for the rain?
I wonder if 4 auto for snow would be consonantly kicking in
Auto will engage the front axle when the computer detects rear wheel slippage. It is almost unnoticeable unless you are looking for it. If you are driving on slippery roads or surfaces that are loose like gravel or snow covered roads, it is safe to use the lock mode keeping in mind that if the front axle can't slip once in a while you will feel drive-line bind.

You can engage either on the fly. You can also download your owners' manual from the RAM web site in a .pdf format.
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